Since I ventured into the world of photography, I have always been fascinated with film. From the anticipation wrought by the unpredictability of expired Polaroid film to the stunning accuracy of a medium format camera, it feels a bit like the capturing of a magical truth. As a member of Corvidae Collective Gallery, I have the honor of curating this wonderful show that features some of the most talented film photographers in the Nashville area. We have a city so full of creativity, and it was a joy to select those whom I felt brought the right mix of emotion and daring to a group show.
Each artist brings something to the table that is all their own. Amy Rouyer captures a retro feel so effortlessly and often creates highly detailed set designs with her work. The brilliant color and vibrancy of Amy Richmond’s imagery draws you into to her work, and is a perfect representation of her cheerful attitude. EJ Holmes can take completely unexpected scenarios and make an incredible image; his work often has a sense of humor without being campy. What drew me to Jennifer Stalvey was her eye; the way she composes images is exceptional, and makes even the simplest still life incredibly beautiful. Jr Goleno’s work can range from the spooky to sultry film noir; his work with 3D film photography is so unique and intriguing. Joshua Black Wilkins is a wonderful musician, and he has as much soul in his photography as he does in his music. I have always loved the way he brings out something you have never seen before in his models. Penny Felts‘ work is wonderfully romantic and reminds me of a glimpse into a beautiful dream; I love the way she captures a soft and beautiful side of her subjects. I adore Photominimal’s exquisite sense of light and shadow, and the sensuous mood of his work.
I invite you to join me in celebrating the work that I have long admired, Saturday, August 1 from 6-9 PM at Corvidae Collective Gallery for the opening of DARKROOM during the First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown. The show will remain on exhibition through September 3 during regular gallery hours.